his calves are the size of my legs.
I love seeing pros go heavy. Get sick of watching Phil doing 40 pound DB curls.
THIS IS NUTS!!! Thanks for posting this Chevelle
Let me ask you guys something about his form: If you watch in the mirror, when he goes heavy he lifts his hips first, then brings up the weight with his back. I have watched footage of my own dead lifts when I go heavy (for me) and I see I do the same thing. Is it bad form, or OK?
You can see it at 1:15. That's how mine look too, and I try not to. But maybe it's OK?
How much does he weigh?
http://www.heritems.info/avatar3.jpghis calves are the size of my legs.
The guy is strong but I wouldn't call that a huge deficit. I regularly do deadlift with the bar going to my feet; of course, the back rounds. Which I believe is a good thing. That's the only variation of deadlift during which I actually really feel it in my hamstrings. I actually feel it a lot more in my hams than in my lower back, plus the lower back doesn't feel as tight afterward as when you only use it isometrically. All kinds of straight-leg deadlifts always felt to me like boring lower back exercises.
Kind of like this http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Erec...gDeadlift.html but with more bend in the legs.
I think the term HUGE as relating to the weight, not the deficit...
3" is a pretty significant deficit. It makes a big difference in what one can actually pull.
And yes, the 605 for 8 is quite impressive for a bodybuilder.